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15 November 2005
Lynn Hillhouse Receives Award

Lynn Hillhouse

By Randy Wilson
JSU News Bureau

Governor Bob Riley recently awarded Jacksonville State University nursing instructor Lynn Hillhouse a certificate of appreciation for her support of Alabama's senior citizens.

Hillhouse, a native of Center, is an instructor of community health at JSU. Hillhouse holds a master's of science in nursing from the University of Phoenix-New Orleans and she is a 1994 graduate of JSU.

In addition to currently working on her doctoral studies at Case Western Reserve University, Hillhouse also is the 2004-2006 President Sigma Theta Tau—the nursing honor's society.

Governor Riley based the award on Hillhouse's work with the Alabama SenioRx Program.

SenioRx is a partnership of state agencies and community organizations designed to assist senior citizens, ages 60 and older, with chronic medical conditions who have no prescription insurance coverage and limited financial means—living below 200% of the poverty level when applying for drug assistance programs provided by pharmaceutical manufacturers.

According to the certificate, Hillhouse's commitment is not only admirable, but also inspirational and it is dedicated individuals such as Lynn who are making truly making a positive difference in society.

"Lynn Hillhouse has an exceptional level of expertise in geriatrics that is evident in a variety of courses for which she has responsibility," said Dr. Sarah V. Latham, dean of JSU's College of Nursing and Health Sciences. "Acting as an advocate for our older citizens, Ms. Hillhouse was instrumental in the development of SenioRX in Cherokee County. Governor Riley's acknowledgement of her contributions is deeply appreciated."

For more information about the SenioRx program, call Hillhouse at (256)782-5934 or send e-mail to

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